Mrs. Ruby May Cheek

  • Born: February 23, 1925
  • Died: March 14, 2009
  • Location: Roaring River, North Carolina

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Ruby May Cheek, age 84, of White Plains Rd. passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Cheek was born February 23, 1925 in Wilkes County to Dallas and Lessie Cothren Billings. Mrs. Cheek attended Rachel Baptist Church; she was a homemaker and a wonderful loving mother. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Arlie Cheek and two brothers Olin Billings, and Marvin Billings. Survivors include; three sons, Lester Cheek and his wife Charline, Ronnie Cheek, and Randy Cheek all of Roaring River; seven daughters, Pauline Upright of Mooresville, Rosa Lee Mask and her husbandBobby of Roaring River, Betty Lou Holloway and her husband J.L. of Roaring River, Peggy Crabb and her husband Jim of Roaring River, Ethel Marie Conley and her husband Gary of Statesville, Kathy Casstevens and her husband Dale of Boonville, and Karen Gillis and her husband Kent of North Wilkesboro; four sisters, Bonnie Bauguess of Roaring River, Mozelle Woodruff of Roaring River, Emma Billings of Mocksville, and Annie Dyer of Millers Creek; seventy grand and great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Cheek will be held at 2pm Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at New Light Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Matthew Higgins, and Rev. David Key. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8pm at Hodges Funeral Home in Elkin. The family will accept flowers or memorials can be made to Hospice of Wilkes 1907 West Park Drive, N. Wilkesboro, NC 28659.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Grandma Ruby was the BEST grandma. She was so loving and caring and she loved everybody. Me and my girls are going to miss her so much. She holds a special place in my heart. I can't wait to see you again in heaven. I LOVE YOU!

Posted by Darlene Holloway - Roaring River, NC   November 09, 2009

Grandma was the sweetest lady I have ever known and I will miss her dearly! Not one day will ever pass that my boys and myself won't miss her smile and her laugh. I will hold her in my heart until the day we are together again in heaven.

Posted by Jennifer Upright - Statesville, NC   November 09, 2009

Grandma looked so beautiful tonight and at peace. Although we were all hurting in side, knowing, she would no longer be in our physical presence, we all knew she was at peace, and among the angels in heaven. She will no longer hurt, struggle to walk, or worry about anything in this old world. I love you grandma, and I will see you in heaven. Love Cindy

Posted by Cindy Cheek Call - Ronda, NC   November 09, 2009

Mom, You left us two weeks ago and I miss you so much. I have shed many tears. I know you are much better off than I am right now, but everyday I want to come and see you.I think about you all the time because I have a great love for you. You were the best Mom and you were so smart even up until the day you passed away.I know you are so happy now and you can walk and use your little hands. I bet you are in a beautiful garden with bright light and no darkness. For years now since you were sick you would say (I wish I could get out and work in a garden). Mom you can do that now. Even though I grieve over you every day and tears flow I have comfort in knowing you are happy.I just miss you so bad because I was near you so often. You were my little baby doll.Mom I know you can read my thoughts now but somehow it just helped for me to write this.I will see you soon my sweet Mom, but I know also you are near me now as I write this. You struggled all your life in this world but you will never have to have pain and hurt nor disappointment in Heaven. I love you deary my wonderful MOM.

Posted by Kathy Casstevens - Boonville, NC   November 09, 2009

The most wonderful and loving Mother is the way we think of her.She never complained about anything no matter how sick she was. When we called or went to see her and ask how she was doing. She always said (I am still kicking)Mom suffered so much and struggled to stay with us but it was time for her to go home to be with the Lord. We loved her so much and spent as much time with her as we could.I know she is in a better place but we will miss her so much. But we will have comfort in knowing that everyday she is with us and I know in some way she will let me know that.We thank God for all the time we had with her. She was so strong and she didn't want to go and leave us but God had other plans.I could not have loved my Mom any more than I did because I had a great love for my Mom and so did Dale. We will miss you Mom but we will see you later.

Posted by Daughter and Son-in-Law, Kathy & Dale - Boonville, NC   November 09, 2009

Ruby was a such a special person. She was so sweet and caring. Everytime I saw her, she was smiling and laughing. She will definitely be missed but I know she is in heaven now, where she will have no more sickness or suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help during this time.

Posted by Cindy Prevette (Binky) - Roaring River, NC   November 09, 2009

Grandma, you will always be in my heart.I know that now you are with the angels in heaven looking down with a peacefullness that you haven't had in years. You will suffer no more. I will see you in heaven, I love you. cindy "girl"

Posted by Cindy Cheek Call - Ronda, NC   November 09, 2009

Ruby was a great lady. I enjoyed going to see her and talking with her. I didn't know her long but she made a place in my heart for only her. I will miss her.

Posted by Dotty Cheek - Roaring River, NC   November 09, 2009

Grandma Ruby was one of a kind. She was always there for me no matter what it was I could go see her and she made me feel better. I will miss her dearly and she will always be in my heart.

Posted by Rocky Cheek - Roaring River, NC   November 09, 2009

Ruby was an amazing lady who had nothing but love to give and that's all I ever wanted from her.She was the best Grandmother who showed everyone around her kindness and forgiveness.I will always love my grandma and cant wait to see her again in Heaven.

Posted by Penny Cheek Poplin - Austinville, VA   November 09, 2009